New York City composer Martha Sullivan has written for many of America’s leading choral groups, including the Dale Warland Singers (Minneapolis/St. Paul), The Esoterics (Seattle), Chicago A Cappella, the Gregg Smith Singers, and Voices of Ascension (New York City). She made her reputation writing for the human voice and has won commissioning competitions sponsored by the Dale Warland Singers, The Sorel Organization (bronze medallion), and the Manhattan Choral Ensemble. She has had many other commissions from groups around the United States, as well as in Tokyo, Japan, and Zurich, Switzerland.
Ms. Sullivan’s works have been heard in venues as varied as Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and Greenwich Village’s downtown club (le) Poisson Rouge. Laurendale Associates and G. Schirmer, Inc., have published her work, and she is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
Ms. Sullivan also advocates for music by other composers. A soprano, she has sung premieres by visionaries such as Toby Twining and John Zorn. She also served as cofounder and co-Artistic Director of the Pharos Music Project and on the Executive Committee of C4 (the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective); both groups are committed to bringing new concert music to a broader audience.
Beginning in the 2012–2013 season, Ms. Sullivan is pursuing a doctorate in music composition at Rutgers University.